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Author See, Lisa.

Title Snow flower and the secret fan : a novel / Lisa See.

Imprint New York : Random House, 2006.
1 hold on first copy returned of 1 copy


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Pacific Park Library Fiction    SEE,LIS    Out of Collection
Edition Random House Trade pbk. ed.
Description 269 p. : port. ; 21 cm.
Note Includes Reader's guide (p. 261-269).
Summary In nineteenth century China, in a remote Hunan county, a girl named Lily, at the tender age of seven, is paired with a laotong, or "old same," in an emotional match that will last a lifetime. The two women exchange messages written on silk fans and handkerchieves using nu shu, a unique language that women created in order to communicate in secret, sharing their experiences, but when a misunderstanding arises, their friendship threatens to tear apart.
Subject NĂ¼ shu -- Fiction.
Reminiscing in old age -- Fiction.
Female friendship -- Fiction.
Women -- China -- Fiction.
Married women -- Fiction.
Older women -- Fiction.
Footbinding -- Fiction.
Childbirth -- Fiction.
Secrecy -- Fiction.
China -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Psychological fiction
Domestic fiction
ISBN 0812968069 (pbk.)
9780812968064 (pbk.)

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